Exercise after goal weight

tomstan2001
on 12/6/17 7:10 am
RNY on 06/27/17

Good morning all:

I have an interesting problem, I think. I am almost 5 months out from my RNY, and I am at my goal range of weight. Yesterday morning, I weighted 209.6, today 209.2, my goal is between 200 and 210 pounds! YEA!!!

My BMI is normal, my blood sugar is normal, my blood pressure is normal... It has been a crazy ride but so worth it!

Now the question, any of you who have reached your goal weight, what type of exercise are you doing? Are you trying to build muscle at all? I am thinking about getting a piece of exercise equipment. Thoughts?

Praying for you all!

Tom

supershopper
on 12/6/17 8:11 am

I'm cheap and don't want to buy equipment or go to the gym. I use 8fit app on my phone- short sessions. building muscle, it is helping also with my food choices and mental attitude. I also do yoga.

HW 295 SW 278 Surgery weight 225 CW 145 GW 145 LW: 118.8 RNY 12/15/2015, GB removal 09/2016, Twisted bowel/hernia repair 08/2017

M1 Dec 2015-13.0, M2-7.0, M3-14.5, M4-9.4, M5-7.1, M6 9.8, M7-7.6 ,M8- 7.6, M-9 5.5, M10-6.4, M11- 2.2, M12 Dec 2016- 5.8

tomstan2001
on 12/6/17 8:13 am
RNY on 06/27/17

Does yoga help? I had thought about that, but I have only tried it when I was much much larger than I am now. I guess I should try it again.

Thanks!

MarinaGirl
on 12/6/17 8:23 am
Revision with

Yoga is great, I highly recommend it. I prefer hot yoga myself but there are many different types to try. I also think weight bearing exercise is really important to minimize bone loss. I walk & hike a lot and also commute to work via bicycle but I need to start incorporating weights as I've lost muscle strength since WLS 8 months ago.

Gwen M.
on 12/6/17 2:05 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

Yoga is wonderful for balance and flexibility. Both are important, especially as we age.

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 41 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

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babsinga
on 12/6/17 10:08 am
RNY on 07/11/17

Hi and welcome,

I go to a cheap gym 25 a month and for the first 10 weeks, I hired a trainer to help me with resistance training. I lost a lot of inches, gained energy and tightened stuff up. Cardio you can do on your own and for free. Walking, hiking etc...

Babs in GA

HW 340 Revision SW 224 GW 165 CW 151

Revision from sleeve to RNY

Pre op: -5 M1-12 lbs M2 11 lb M3-5lb M4 -9lb M5 -2 M6-6 M7-7 M8 -4 M9-5 M10 -2 M11 -2

189 lbs lost and 14 pounds below goal !

Gwen M.
on 12/6/17 2:04 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

Here's a link to exercise recommendations for adults -- https://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/basics/adults/index.htm

The short version is that for optimal physical and cognitive health you need some amount of aerobic activity a week in the moderate to vigorous intensity level and muscle strengthening work on "2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms)."

For both, find things that you actually enjoy doing. If you don't know what you enjoy doing - avoid buying equipment at this point and go the gym membership route. Try out everything you have access to. If you decide you want to lift, I highly recommend the New Rules of Lifting system. It's extremely well constructed.

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 41 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

TrendWeight | Food Blog (sort of functional) | Journal (down for maintenance)

NYMom222
on 12/7/17 6:26 am
RNY on 07/23/14

What ever exercise you like and will be consistent with is what you should do.

There should be some kind of weight bearing/weight training exercises in there.

Think minumum 30 minutes a day. Not everyday will be the same. Some days might be a walk or run, and others might be the gym.

I go to the gym now. A good walk/running app is Jeff Galloway. 8fit is also a good app. Beachbody dvd routines are good as well, just don't buy into the hype.

In summer I will set timer on my phone and make sure I am doing 30 minutes of active movement in pool.

Cynthia 5'11" RNY 7/23/2014

Maintaining a 220lb Weight Loss
Plastic Surgery Dr. Joseph Michaels - LBL and Hernia Repair 2/29/16, Arm Lift, BL, 5/2/16, Leg Lift 7/25/16

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